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Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle

67600 Orschwiller
Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
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Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle is one of the most popular monuments in France with 600,000 visitors per year. Built in the 12th century, the Castle occupied a strategic position. Its purpose was to watch over the wine and wheat routes to the North and the silver and salt routes from West to East. It was reduced to ruins by the Swedes during the Thirty Years' War and then abandoned. In 1899, Kaiser Wilhelm II decided to rebuild the castle entirely with the aim of turning it into a museum and at the same time a symbol of Alsace's return to Germany. Although the Castle has been rebuilt recently, it faithfully respects the architecture of the Middle Ages. Inside, the beautifully refined rooms are decorated with mural paintings, Renaissance furniture and enormous cast-iron stoves. There is an impressive collection of weaponry from the Middle Ages in the basement with crossbows, all types of swords and armour.

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National tourism and disability label: Handicap Auditif Handicap Mental

Languages spoken : Français Allemand Anglais

Catering on spot: Cafeteria, Yes, Food for groups, Food for individuals

Package visits offered: Free visit, Self-guided visit with documents in French, Visit with guide tool, Visit with educational sheets/pack, Guided tour for individuals, Guided tour for groups with reservation

Practical services: Group reception, Aire de pique nique, Shops /Sale of goods, Bus stop, Local tourist information, Shuttle service, Open to individual clients

Facilities for children: Children's changing area, Baby changing table/mat

Animals accepted: No

Length of visit/event: 1h30 min

Facilities: Terrasse, Toilets

Equipment required: Walking shoes, Warm clothes, Wet weather clothing

Size of group:


67600 Orschwiller

Tél : 03 69 33 25 00
Fax : 03 69 33 25 01
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Location: At the edge of the forest, Isolated, Mountain, Panoramic view

Distance (km) à la gare la plus proche: 12

Altitude (m): 757

Accessibility: On a route that is accessible by bus

from the 01/09/2019 to the 30/09/2019
from the 01/10/2019 to the 31/10/2019
from the 01/11/2019 to the 24/12/2019
from the 26/12/2019 to the 31/12/2019

Opening hours: January-February, November-December: 9.30-12.00 and 13.00-16.30 / March and October: 9.30- 17.00 / April, May and September: 9.15-17.15 / June, July and August: 9.15-18.00 / Closed on January 1, May 1, December 25 and Mondays from November to February.

Methods of payment: Credit card, Cheque, Holiday vouchers, Cash

Rates in €:

Adult rate9
Child rate5
Group rate7

Discounted rates:

Free for children (age limit)6 ans
Group (minimum number of people)20
Other special offersFree entrance for all visitors on the 1st Sunday of the month from November to March and during the “European Heritage Days” (3rd week-end of September).

Prices of services for children:

Special activitiesCall on +33 (0)3 69 33 25 00 (Monday to Friday)
Educational workshopsCall on +33 (0)3 69 33 25 00 (Monday to Friday)
Birthday snacksse renseigner auprès du monument

Period of validity

from the 01/09/2019 to the 30/09/2019
from the 01/10/2019 to the 31/10/2019
from the 01/11/2019 to the 24/12/2019
from the 26/12/2019 to the 31/12/2019